Mixed injury news for Millwall after returning from Irish tour

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DEFENDER Shane Lowry has been sidelined by a groin injury that is likely to rule him out of Millwall's pre-season friendly against Crawley Town on Saturday.

But striker Shaun Batt, who limped off during the Lions' 3-0 win at Glenavon over the weekend, is said to be fine, while midfielder Josh Wright is set to resume training after a slight knock.

"Shaun came off but there's no concern with him, he just felt his calf a little," assistant boss Joe Gallen told Lions Player.

"He's been out for so long that to play three games in a week when he hasn't played three games in two years was always going to be a tall order.

"The manager was careful with him – we wanted to get another 45 minutes out of him but we couldn't quite do that.

"Shane hurt his groin in training and it looks like he'll be out for between ten days and two weeks. Josh missed the Glenavon game as a precaution and we think he'll be training by Tuesday."

Meanwhile, manager Kenny Jackett is hopeful that winger James Henry will be fit to face the Red Devils after a knee ligament injury brought a premature end to his involvement in the three-game tour.



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